Delicious! Brown Rice Sushi Salad

It was last spring when I created this salad. It was when I was craving Sushi, specifically Chirashi Sushi. When you hear Chirashi Sushi, you might think a bowl of assorted sashimi arranged on sushi rice, which is often served in the Japanese restaurant. It was not what I was craving. What I was after…

No Waste Food Recipe: Celery Leaf Chimichurri

Celery season has come. I love this season. Celery is fresh & crunchy raw, healthy & flavoursome for cooking. It is just a perfect vegetable for me. My task is how to use up a big bunch of celery while it is still fresh. The crunchy stalk part is easy as celery sticks are my…

Grated Carrot Salad – Carrot Rapee

It is cheap and versatile. These are the reasons why a bag of carrots is always in my fridge. I probably cook carrot every day. I put it in soup, simmer it in stew, stir-fry it with Asian sauce and just cut it as a veggie stick… For me, it is a kind of vegetable…

The Easiest Ever – Simplified Easy Ponzu Dressing

If you have ever been to a Japanese restaurant, I am sure that you have heard of this sauce called “Ponzu”. Ponzu, which is a citrus based sauce, is commonly used in Japan as a condiment. How common? It is REALLY common. Ponzu is tangy, fresh and yet quit round. In my opinion, it goes…

Bocconcini Salad with Strawberry Dressing

At this moment, I do not have access to my pots, pans or to my pantry as we are currently in temporary accommodation. What I have is only some essential things such as soy sauce (of course!!), dashi powder, cooking sake and sugar, which I think allows me to cook decent things. And…, my boss…

Healthy! Wasabi Prawn Cocktail – NO MAYO

This is a super easy and super yummy recipe – A Classic British with a Japanese Twist – Wasabi Prawn Cocktail (This may be called “Modern Australian cuisine”? I guess?).   A hit of spiciness from wasabi matches with the rich and creamy avocado which makes this dish interesting! A slight sourness from lemon and…

Marinaded Vegetable and Bean Salad

This is a super easy and super humble recipe! In this season, we often get a lot of lemons from our friends who have lemon trees in their garden. In addition to my usual Honey Lemon Ginger, this is another good way of using up lemons. I made this marinade liquid tangier than normal salad…

Big Salad – Larb Gai – Thai Chicken Larb Salad

It is getting cold here in Australia. However, I still sometimes feel like eating salad…. Big Salad. Is there anyone feeling the same as me???? I would like to introduce my Thai Larb Salad recipe today for my friends who feel the same as me – feel like big salad during this cold weather. This…